Two classrooms closed at Sister Catherine Donnelly Catholic School following reports of positive COVID test

Barrie school among the five in Simcoe and Muskoka impacted by COVID

Another school in the region has been affected by COVID-19.

The Simcoe Muskoka Catholic District School Board reports two classrooms are closed at Sister Catherine Donnelly Catholic School on Hanmer St. in Barrie after one positive case of COVID-19 was confirmed among students or staff. The school remains open.

All parents and caregivers to students of the school will be contacted by the board to advise them of this case, if they haven’t already. Only those who require follow up as part of the health unit’s contact tracing will be contacted with more information.

On Thursday afternoon, the Simcoe Muskoka District Health Unit confirmed a case of COVID-19 in a Barrie woman under the age of 17 but were unable to confirm what school, if any, she had attended recently.

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This is the fifth school affected since classes began in early September; Bear Creek Secondary School and St. John Vianney Catholic School in Barrie, Twin Lakes Secondary School in Orillia, Father F.X. O’Reilly Catholic School in New Tecumseth, and Spruce Glen Public School in Huntsville have all had one case reported to date.

Feature image courtesy Simcoe Muskoka Catholic District School Board